10 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Seattle

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and King Street Station. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Lower Big Quilcene Trail) and Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then explore the activities along Nisqually River. On the next day, hike along Skyline Trail, see the interesting displays at Longmire Museum, and then trek along Trail of the Shadows.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, Mount Rainier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs ©
Grove of the Patriarchs

3
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 7th (Sun), take a stroll through Officers' Row, trek along Oneonta Gorge, and then admire the striking features of Vista House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Vancouver by train takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vista House, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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